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Welcome to the show! The Lafayette Storytellers Project will present "My Family, My Culture" at 6 p.m. local time on June 22.

Every family has its own quirks, traditions, recipes and memories. Join us for a night of tales about the families we’re born into and the ones we choose.

Our storytellers will share their personal stories from their homes, using their devices, Leigh Guidry a reporter at the Daily Advertiser will emcee, live!

Wayne Evans, 70, and Renee Evans, 67, of Carencro
Dr. Joyce Turner Keller, 71, of Baton Rouge
Mary Beth Broussard of Lafayette
Brittany Cook, 34, Lafayette
Ahmed Bekhet, 37, of Lafayette
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Wayne Evans, 70, and Renee Evans, 67, of Carencro | A Home Built on a Desk

What do you hope listeners take away from your story?
I hope listeners will understand how our church culture made it possible for the two of us to love again after we had each lost our former mates.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story?
Too many people have told me as their pastor that there is only one person in the world that one can love. Renee was told that as a 'divorcee’, she could never marry a pastor. We taught one another to love again.

Dr. Joyce Turner Keller, 71, of Baton Rouge | My Family, My Culture

What do you hope listeners take away from your story?
I hope the listeners will take away the sense of yesterday’s memories of family and revisit those moments of joy and smile.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story?
My story was inspired by the fun memories of my grandmother and mother, the power of prayer shown to me by both of them, the faith and will to overcome all challenges.

Mary Beth Broussard of Lafayette | Going to Mass with My Jewish Father

What do you hope listeners take away from your story?
I hope people will reflect on the love and sacrifice we make for our children and later for our parents.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story?
My dad , who was Jewish, went to Mass with us every Sunday because he had given his word to raise us Catholic. When he came to live with me, I took him to the synagogue. We were awkward but welcomed, and it is one of my fondest memories with my father, who passed away in 2018. I also wanted to give a little glimpse at my Cajun culture and traditions.

Brittany Cook, 34, Lafayette | Between Jordan and America — Our Little Family

What do you hope listeners take away from your story?
Depends on the person — maybe someone wants to hear a nice love story. Someone else might learn a little about Muslim families. Another might be navigating their own intercultural relationship. Whatever they take away, I hope they smile.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story?
There are a lot of misconceptions about Islam, women who convert, and multi-cultural families. I hope my story provides a new perspective for some people.

Ahmed Bekhet, 37, of Lafayette | How I Met My Wife

What do you hope listeners take away from your story?
Respect other people’s choices and way of life.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story?
My wife and my kids.

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